Echuca – Victoria
Port Adelaide Football Club
Selected with pick 7 in the 2012 National Draft, Ollie Wines wasted no time making a name for himself at the Port Adelaide Football Club and imposing himself on the AFL.
A hard-bodied midfielder, Wines adds both grunt and class to the Port Adelaide engine room and fit straight into the Round 1 lineup in his first year at the club. In fact he did so well, he was awarded the Rising Star Nomination in his very first game of AFL, eventually finishing runner up in the award.
With his imposing frame, Wines was able to match older and more experienced players for size and physicality. He played every game in his first two seasons and 52 games straight before he faced his first injury and stint on the sidelines in 2015. However after returning a few weeks later, Wines returned to playing consistent football and clocked up his 100th game in 2017 while still only 22 years old.
As Wines game developed, he was also recognised as an emerging leader at the club and made the AFL 22 Under 22 Team from 2015-2017. Wines was awarded the Gavin Wanganeen Award for the Best Under 21 Player at Port Adelaide for three consecutive years, and finished Runner-Up in the club Best and Fairest in 2016 and 2018.
In 2017 Wines was appointed Vice-Captain, and in 2019 handed the reigns as a Co-Captain to lead Port Adelaide to their next premiership.